Heart of Brevard is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to maintain a vital downtown. Revitalization is done through design, economic improvement, promotion, and organization. Heart of Brevard (HOB) has a professional staff and is guided by a board of directors made up of downtown business owners and civic leaders. It is funded by a balanced mix of public and private investment and is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Nicole Bentley

Executive Director

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Sara Jerome

Community Engagement Manager

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Executive Committee

Lucy Clark, The Lucy Clark Gallery and Studio

Vice President
Adam Perkins, Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop and DD Bullwinkel’s Outdoors

Taylor Singer, HOB Resident

Carol Clay, Number 7 Arts

Past President
Billy Parrish, Resident

Other Elected Directors

Shelia Carland, Comporium

Brittany Marcum Cohn, United Community Bank

Anna Davis, PLATT

Victor Gomez-Flores, Quixote Fine Cuisine

Emrie Carlton Jackson, Territory Brevard

John Nichols, (Downtown Property Owner) The Nichols Company

Appointed Directors

Maureen Copelof, Mayor, City of Brevard

Nory LeBrun, (Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce Representative) TwoBlueRhino

Jessica Whitmire (Transylvania County Representative), Headwaters Outfitters


Hub for the Arts

Hub for the Arts works to establish downtown Brevard as a vibrant hub for the art community. We strive to increase visibility for downtown artists and retail businesses that showcase local artists through a unique marketing plan, promotions and signature events.

Marketing, Events & Promotions

Guided by the organizational pillars the marketing, events and promotions committee oversees organizational branding, promotions, events, marketing and the outdoor crossroads brand.

Built Environment Committee

The built environment committee manages the organization’s programs for downtown urban design, walkability, connectivity, historic preservation and building design enhancements.

Downtown Masterplan Committee

An integral part of the City’s downtown revitalization plan is enhancing the physical appearance of Downtown so it is a vibrant, attractive and safe place to do business, live and visit. The Downtown Master Plan Committee and Heart of Brevard Design Committee merged in 2017 in an effort to implement the Downtown Master Plan (2012). The Downtown Master Plan is a plan to increase the aesthetics in downtown through streetscape and sidewalk enhancements.